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Banzhaf, Leader in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Joins MSU

Wolfgang Banzhaf

Michigan State University has hired the first endowed chair in genetic programming in the United States. Wolfgang Banzhaf, most recently with Memorial University of Newfoundland, will be the first…

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Gregg Howe

Defend or Grow? These Plants Do Both

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From natural ecosystems to farmers’ fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But…

elderly woman at computer

Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors’…

David Arnosti

Melatonin Boost a Key to Fighting Breast Cancer

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors. Researchers at Michigan State University published this finding in the current…


Too Much Classroom Help May Hurt Urban Black Males

Friday, August 19, 2016

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a…

Thomas Holt

Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed than Males

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they’re also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan…

Joanne Gerstner with book cover

Getting Young Athletes ‘Back in the Game’ After Concussion

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If a young person participating in sports suffers a concussion, it does not automatically mean the end of her or his athletic experience. This is the message of…